Barely 20 years old, piano and organ phenomenon Matthew Whitaker is one of the most exciting rising talents to emerge in years. Recognized as a prodigy since he was a child, Whitaker won the prestigious Amateur Night at the Apollo at age nine, and by 15 he was the youngest artist ever endorsed by either Yamaha or Hammond, both of whom still include him among their ranks. Whitaker isn’t just good for his age, however; just two years ago, at age 18, his astonishing gifts led a neuroscientist to personally study his brain (as seen on 60 Minutes).
On top of being an unbelievable instrumentalist, Whitaker also happens to be an award-winning composer and an acclaimed bandleader whose an unrelenting energy uplifts his bands and audiences alike. Whitaker now performs on many of the world’s most renowned stages, and Celebrity Series is proud to present his first-ever appearance in Boston!
Matthew Whitaker, Hammond organ, piano, synth
Marcos Robinson, guitar
Karim Hutton, electric bass
Isaiah Johnson, drums
Seating for this performance is limited. This performance is not eligible for group discounts.
“Matthew Whitaker is only 18, and he’s also blind, but the musicianship, arrangements, and band leading skills displayed here would be equally impressive were this album made by someone with five times the experience.”JAZZ TIMES
“The Ronnie Scott's debut of Matthew Whitaker was an absolute beauty. What a fantastic talent and a great musician he is at such a young age. The kid turned the place up side down!””RONNIE SCOTT'S JAZZ CLUB, LONDON